The Art Center of Estes Park proudly presents...
"The Joy of Diversity"
Mixed Media by
Cynthia Price Reedy
July 23 - August 24, 2021
Sponsor: Mary & Mark Benke
Cynthia was born and raised in Boulder. Her mother and grandmother bought a cabin in Estes Park in 1937, where her mother ran a livery stable on the site out Devil's Gultch Road before World War II. Cynthia's family has always been artistic encouraging creativity and play. Now retired, which she describes as, "the best job I've ever had", she paints primarily with water media, creating both realistic and abstract art. She has been a member of the Art Center since 1999 and is a past president of the board of directors. She currently serves as Vice President and Secretary to the board. In addition to painting in watercolor, acrylic, and oils, she does scratchboard and clay sculpture, providing her with a lot of variety. She loves to travel and paint on location which provides her with a deeper experience of the place than merely being there. In the studio, she does both realistic and abstract work. Art adds a special richness to her life.
Eli works in the pristine beauty in the shadow of a 14,000-foot peak in the Colorado Rockies. In this remote studio, her appreciation for nature is reflected in unique one-of-a-kind jewelry. She creates earrings, earring jackets, pendants, and rings. Very concerned about protecting our environment, she uses hand-built, recycled metals in abstract and expressionistic designs. Her designs complement the stones she personally selects, making each piece truly unique. The colorful semi-precious stones in her designs often draw from the vibrant colors of the Caribbean, where she once loved. In recent additions to her collection, Eli is incorporating Native American spirit and power fetishes in her designs. These allow others to feel their spirit come out with their heart spirit.